Honored Musicians Perform for State Education Leaders

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After a thorough and extensive application process, Ward Melville High School’s honors jazz band ensemble was chosen as one of only a select few performance groups from throughout the state to showcase their talents during the New York State School Boards Association annual conference and convention this October.

During the event, the 18 student-musicians performed in the New York Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel under the leadership of teacher Jason Chapman.  In attendance were Board members and administrators from across the state, as well as New York State Commissioner for Education MaryEllen Elia. The students received praise and commendation from all after the performance of three challenging musical numbers.